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Michael Vick pays Jets punter $10,000 for jersey number

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Michael Vick will wear the number one jersey for the New York Jets next season after paying young punter Ryan Quigley $10,000 for the privilege.

With fellow quarterback Geno Smith already in possession of his favored no. 7 jersey, Vick had originally chosen to wear no. 8 in his first season with the Jets.

But, as reported by Yahoo Sports, Vick made an offer to Quigley that the punter simply couldn't refuse:

"Ten thousand dollars is a lot of money, especially for a guy like me early in my career," said the 24-year-old who is currently crashing at a teammates house as he makes his way in the NFL.

But rather than splash out on anything for himself, Quigley has chosen to donate the entire $10,000 to charity:

"I thought that I can do some good with it. You can give back in so many ways and money is one way...

"I talked with my mom and my agent. It felt right," explained Quigley.

Vick wore the no. 7 during his time with the Falcons and Eagles but approached Quigley in recent days to enquire about making a play for  the no. 1.

On hearing the punter's plans, Vick was apparently more than happy to make the donation with the veteran QB exited by the idea.

The $10,000 is heading to the Teen Angel charity of North Myrtle Beach - Quigley's home town - which supports homeless teenagers, and the Boys and Girls Club of New York.

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